Board of Trustees

Peddie has a unique opportunity to provide young adults with an extraordinary experience and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Domingo Garcia P'17 '20


Peddie Board Chair Doug Davidson '64

Doug Davidson ’64 was elected to serve as chair of the Peddie Board of Trustees by the 33-member body at the Spring 2021 board meeting, following the tenure of Elizabeth Silverman P’03 ’10, who served six years in the role. 

Davidson has been a member of the board of trustees for nine years, during which he served on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Legal Committee and Investment Committee. He was chair of the Finance Committee for six years.

“It is certainly a privilege and an honor that my fellow trustees have asked me to take on this important role,” said Davidson. “At the same time, I feel particularly challenged to build on the considerable accomplishments of my two immediate predecessors, Elizabeth Silverman and Chris Acito ’85. Between them, Chris and Elizabeth achieved great success in shaping the board’s governance structure, strategic priorities, cohesiveness and diversity.”

Davidson said the board’s primary focus areas include the upcoming launch of the school’s largest capital campaign and fundraising for the arts center expansion project. 

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Board of Trustees

Doug Davidson ’64, Chair
New York, New York
Retired Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Roger Durling ’82, Vice Chair
Goleta, California
Executive Director, Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Mitka T.L. Baker ’96
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Counsel Department of Enforcement, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Stephanie Brisbin Warren ’95
Hillsborough, California
Former Merchandise Manager for Gap, Inc.

George Chen ’84
Chicago, Illinois
Retired Partner, Strategos, Inc.

Suzanne Daly ’99
New York, New York
COO, Citadel

Allison B. Davi ’02
New York, New York
Managing Director, Business Development, Benefit Street Partners, LLC

Patrick W. Dennis ’98
New York, New York
Co-Deputy Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Jodi Desai P’24 
Monroe, New Jersey
President, Peddie Parents Association

Grant Edwards (faculty representative)
Hightstown, New Jersey
College Counselor, English Teacher, The Peddie School

Domingo Garcia P’17 ’20 ’23
London, United Kingdom
Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Aon PLC

Jean M. Grant P’82
Harrison, New York
President and COO, Minskoff Grant Realty & Management Corporation

Carlos Guajardo P'22
Miami, Florida
CEO, Maynada Capital Advisors, LLC

Patrick J. "PJ" Horgan ’84
Annapolis, Maryland
Consultant, Beverage Alcohol

Ralph Izzo P’15
Cranbury, New Jersey
Retired Chairman, CEO and President, PSE&G

Robert Kugler ’68
Camden, New Jersey
United States District Judge, US District Court-New Jersey

Benjamin M. Levy ’00
New York, New York
Director of Research, Alleghany Corporation, Roundwood Asset Management

Mitchell G. Mackler ’84
Savannah, Georgia
Special Counsel, Kelly, Drye & Warren LLP

Sara L. McGinty ’96
New York, New York
Head of Partnerships, Theorem LP

Sunanda Nair-Bidkar P’20 ’22
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Director of Strategic Planning, South Asia, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Dr. Michael T. Nettles
Nashville, Tennessee
Retired Senior Vice President, Policy Evaluation and Research Center, ETS

Sheryl Oliver P’17 ’19
Jackson, New Jersey
Founder, President, New Jersey Angels

Peter Quinn P’15 ’18 ’21
Hightstown, New Jersey
Head of School, Peddie School

Robert J. Ruberton ’93 P’26
Montclair, New Jersey
Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Bernadette Schmidinger-Brown ’01
London, United Kingdom
Former Director, Deutsche Bank Asset and Wealth Management

Michael D. Smith ’79
Boston, Massachusetts
Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Timothy Starkey ’96
Chatham, NJ
Managing Partner, Starkey Financial Partners

Dr. Patricia G. Sullivan P’17
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chief Quality Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Chavon Sutton ’99
New York, New York
Senior Investment Director, Sustainable & Impact Investing Research, Cambridge Associates

Tracey L. Wetmore ’97
Little Silver, New Jersey
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Rumson Country Day School

Sean Woodroffe P’19
Belle Meade, New Jersey
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, TIAA

Ning Zhao, Ph.D. P’17
West Windsor, New Jersey
Senior Vice President of Operations/Global Head of Human Resources, WuXi App Tec Co., Ltd.

Leadership initiatives

Emeritus Trustees

Christopher J. Acito ’85 (Board Chair Emeritus)
Michael R. Armellino ’57 GP’19
Alfred B DiCenso ’52 P’89
Roy Grossman ’70
Ira Haupt II ’52
J. Robert Hillier, Lh.D., FAIA
Robert M. Kaye ’54
Elizabeth Silverman P’03 ’10 (Board Chair Emeritus)

Advisory Trustees

Arthur E. Brown, M.D. ’63
Stephen L. Brown ’57 P’95
Roger J. Burns ’63
Karen C. Buroojy P’07
Suzy Caldwell ’80
Edward C. Dippold III ’81 P’12
Jeffrey D. Enslin ’84 P’14
Gabriel A. Galindo ’59 P’98 ’01
Bernard M. Goldsmith III ’62 P’83 GP’12 ’15 ’18
Roger B. Hansen ’61 P’91
Terry Hensle, M.D.’60 P’92
Jeffrey R. Larsen ’93
Kevin MacMillan ’93
Linda C. Marshall ’81
Wight Martindale III ’80 P’16’ 18 ’20
Hon. David B. Mitchell ’63
Hal Rubin ’57
Anne L. Seltzer P’88
Gregory K. Smith ’85